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AIRCRAFT TIRES,

TUBES AND WHEELS

ASK YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS BEFORE WORKING ON


A TIRE AND WHEEL ASSEMBLY
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Have I read NAVAIR 04-10-506 Technical Manual for Aircraft Tires and Tubes, or NAVAIR 17-1-129,
Support Equipment Tire and Wheel Assemblies, as applicable?
Have I read the Maintenance Instruction Manual (IETMS) for this particular assembly?
Have I read NAVAIR 17-1-123 Technical Manual for Operating and Maintaining the Tire Inflator Assembly?
Have I performed the pre-use inspection of the inflator-assembly kit in accordance with NAVAIR 17-600-174-6-1?
Do I understand the hazards of high-pressure gases?
Do I understand the procedures for inflating and deflating tires?
Am I fully qualified for the task in accordance with current directives?

PRECAUTIONS FOR INFLATION


Inflate unmounted tires only in a tire cage.
Do not inflate mounted tires until the axle nut is secured against
the wheel bearings.
High-pressure sources must be equipped with valves that limit
pressure to 150 percent above maximum tire-inflation pressure or
600 psi, whichever is less.
Do not modify hose couplings or valve-stem adapters, and do not
substitute adapter-valve cores.
Handle remote-control inflator gauges gently.
Use only the correct remote-inflator gauge after ensuring it has
been calibrated within the last 12 months in accordance with the
latest calibration directives. Note: Do not adjust relief-valve setting.
Clear the tire-inflation area of loose objects within a 20-ft. radius.
Clear the area of unneeded personnel (refer to NAVAIR 17-1-123,
work package 03, page 11 for danger areas).
Never set the regulator higher than 600 psi.
Ensure all inflation-hose couplings are connected tightly.
Stand as far away as the inflator hose will permit (10 ft.) in a line
fore or aft of the wheel.
Open the source valve slowly. Inflate tire in 10-psi increments to desired pressuredo not over-inflate. If
over-inflation occurs, open bleeder valve on inflation gauge to release pressure. Allow tire pressure to
stabilize a few minutes before disconnecting hose at valve stem.
Replace valve cap on valve stem.
Note: Use water-pumped nitrogen to inflate tires. Dry, oil-free air should be used only when nitrogen is not
available.

DEFLATION, REMOVAL AND DISASSEMBLY


Before removing a wheel and tire assembly from an aircraft, completely deflate the tire with an approved tire-deflator
tool. When deflated, remove the valve core and install a deflated-tire flag in accordance with NAVAIR 04-10-506.
Break the tire beads before removing any wheel bolts.
C12G1 1163 (REV. MAY 06)
THIS POSTER SUPERSEDES
C12G1 1163 (REV. MARCH 98)

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